DeKalb Board of Health to suspend COVID-19 testing through Saturday

Credit: Alyssa Pointer /

Credit: Alyssa Pointer /

Due to increased demand to quickly provide vaccines to healthcare workers during the current COVID-19 vaccination phase, the DeKalb County Board of Health is cancelling all scheduled COVID-19 testing appointments through Saturday, as it shifts its immediate focus to vaccination of healthcare workers, first responders and long-term care facility residents, according to a press release.

Those individuals who had appointments scheduled have been notified and provided options to reschedule next week or register for testing at another location, including testing sites in neighboring counties.

This week Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church at 1879 Glenwood Ave. SE Atlanta, will solely be dedicated to COVID-19 testing.

Appointments and registration for COVID-19 testing is required and available online. To ensure testing resources are available for individuals who have pre-registered for testing on their scheduled date and time, pre-registrations will be verified to ensure that the appointment date matches the actual day. Individuals scheduled for a future date will be asked to return on their scheduled day. COVID-19 testing is free and open to all individuals who wish to be tested. A driver’s license or identification card is not required.

Information: or 888-357-0169.